Australians Pushing Forward on Cyber-Security Response

The establishment last January of an Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (known as “CERT” down under) fulfills a key initiative of the Australian government’s cyber security strategy.

This article on the Australian Attorney General’s website details the efforts being taken in Australia to detect and respond to significant cyber threats.

In particular, CERT Australia has “established three sector-specific information exchanges with the banking and finance, control systems and telecommunications sectors to enable government and business to share sensitive cyber-security technical information and experiences in a highly trusted environment,” the article says.

CERT Australia also works its international counterparts and led the country’s participation in the multinational Cyber Storm III testing and prevention exercise. The Australian Computer Emergency Response Team website is here: http://www.auscert.org.au/

To read the Attorney General’s article, click here:
http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/www/ministers/mcclelland.nsf/Page/MediaReleases
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